Q&A for Lifestyle Site Tortouga

I had the pleasure of meeting Tori Anne, a local blogger who runs the lifestyle site Tortouga. An excerpt from her post is below. Click here to read the full post! 

"One of my intentions for Tortouga is to not only unearth the possibilities of my own creativity, but to also celebrate the lives of other creative women who inspire me. Now more than ever, women have the opportunity to empower each other in impactful ways. And one of those ways, which I am immensely dedicated to, is supporting female business owners. These women are a force to be reckoned with. And their creative endeavors are true gems within their respective communities. Which is why I’m excited to share with you the story of Dominga Ramirez and her new Portland-based, lifestyle boutique, Perican Bing.

After meeting Dominga, you can immediately tell how bold, creative and driven she is. She offers uncommon but standout clothing lines at Perican Bing, such as La Causa, Sugar Candy Mountain and Ali Golden, most of which provide timeless fabrics in flattering silhouettes for women. The colorful, handmade art objects she carries are unique like the Mini African Folk Art Paintings and the Hand Screen-Printed Kites by Frederick & Mae’s, which, juxtaposed with her modern and feminine clothing, makes for an eclectic shopping experience.

I was thrilled to get the chance to ask her a few questions about how she and her mother started Perican Bing, what inspires her and how she strives to empower women through fashion. It was also such a dream to take pictures of her shop, where every corner, shelf and table is filled with one-of-a-kind treasures just waiting to be taken home. See for yourself below–this shop is something special."